Essays Tagged: "stigma"

Thrown Into the Wilderness Identity, and Stigmas in Society Uses "Moses' Wilderness Tabernacle" by Miriam Peskowitz

To peer into the heart of identity is to look into the soul of the self. To deny any stigma, one would oblige to refute integrity. Ultimately, the catharsis of this must be the rational ... rson with an iota of propriety would be appalled at such a blatantly offensive attitude. To place a stigma on any person simultaneously places a stigma on the self.Coherent thought through the course ... ng is mildly ironic. Peering inward can lead to mild delirium. How could someone with a significant stigma (a cripple) possibly judge their actions based on the actions of someone that is ?normal.? If ...

(2 pages) 33 0 2.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Race, Sexuality, and Discrimination: A look at prejudice through the book "Black Like Me," and the movie "Paris is Burning."

is is Burning was released. Both ?texts? investigate individuals that are passing as someone with a stigma.Written as a series of dated journal entries, Black Like Me provides handsome insight into th ...

(2 pages) 70 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Divorce and its effect on family life.

act of sin among married couples. This situation has reversed in our contemporary world whereby the stigma once associated with divorce has eroded, while its massive effects on women and subsequently ...

(9 pages) 584 0 3.9 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

The Essence of the Sport of Paintball.

he sport gained overwhelming popularity in the 90s as being touted as an extreme sport. However the stigma as being a sport of the backward conspiracy theorist hicks whose main intent is to train for ...

(2 pages) 79 2 4.2 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Analysis of "I'm The One That I Want" by Margaret Cho.

ality is superior to homosexuality in a society where being gay is so taboo and unconventional. The stigma placed on homosexuality has created a community of people who struggle daily to overcome a hi ...

(8 pages) 45 1 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Anti-fat Attitudes.

(Crandall, 1994). More negative characteristics are associated with being fat than nearly any other stigma (Allon, 1982 as cited in Crandall & Biernat, 1990). An anti-fat attitude (or fatism) can ... 2003) contend that there is even what they call a proximity effect. Essentially, this refers to the stigma placed upon an average-weight person when they are seen in the presence of an obese person. I ...

(7 pages) 191 1 4.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Paedophilia and sex crimes in conext of labelling theory and the interactionist approach

xample, homosexuals are seen as deviant but commit no crime). Secondly, deviance can be viewed as a stigma construct - more or less a label created by society (for instance, people wearing 'abnormal' ...

(11 pages) 184 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Capitalism vs Socialism: History and Predictions.

In Western Democracies there has always been a stigma about Socialism. Far too often it is associated with Communism and the ideals behind it often ...

(13 pages) 482 4 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Limited Resources for Prevention and Treatment of AIDS and HIV in Bay County Florida

vention and Treatmentof AIDS and HIV in Bay County FloridaIn big cities, AIDS no longer carries the stigma it did when the first cases where discovered 20 years ago. People talk of managing the diseas ... 30 days of identification for 80% of them. Another goal they have established is to decrease local stigmas against HIV/AIDS by providing classes and discussion forums in public arenas, such as school ...

(14 pages) 95 0 3.9 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Perceptions of Aging

n our society, aging is portrayed in a negative way. Nobody wants to get older. There is a definite stigma associated getting older. Getting older is associated with death while being young is associa ...

(3 pages) 118 0 3.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

How effectively did the British Liberal Government (1906-1914) deal with the problem of poverty?

were forced to depend on philanthropy or bear the terrible conditions of the workhouse, despite the stigma attached to it. The Liberals, however, made an attempt to change this when they came to power ... did not involve any loss of rights and it was paid through the Post Office, therefore there was no stigma attached to the receipt of the old age pension. There are, on the other hand, arguments that ...

(10 pages) 58 2 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Suicide prevention program proposal

erable. Can you safely say that you will NEVER contemplate or attempt suicide? That question is the stigma that keeps suicide from being openly discussed. When I was in elementary school, we had somet ... t their will be sticker that reads "proud parent of a STAE student."There is a lot of ignorance and stigma surrounding the issue of suicide. Different myths like "most people commit suicide because th ...

(3 pages) 99 0 3.9 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

A Doll's House Characters

h he did break the law, Krogstad's crime was relatively minor, but society has saddled him with the stigma of being a criminal and prohibited him from living down his past. Additionally, Krogstad's cl ...

(4 pages) 82 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


a person belonging, which can build self-respect, confidence and a capacity to deal with the virus.'Stigma' means a sign of shame, disgrace or disapproval, or being shunned or rejected by others, stig ... the person suffering from HIV/AIDS knowing that other people shy away or glance away to avoid them. Stigma (Grossman, 1995) and discrimination are major obstacles for individuals who already feel oppr ...

(2 pages) 59 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

HIV/AIDS: Humanity Rears Its Ugly Head

AbstractThere is a worldwide stigma associated with the HIV/AIDS virus. It is discriminated against in all areas of life and soci ... ination, and describe the cause and effect of individual, family-level, community and institutional stigmas associated with this disease.HIV/AIDS: Humanity Rears Its Ugly HeadEffectsMost , if not at a ... ied in the context of HIV/AIDS. Lentine (2000) determines that the virus has become synonymous with stigma, ostracism, repression and discrimination, as individuals affected by HIV/AIDS have been reje ...

(4 pages) 105 0 2.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Crime in America

Crime in AmericaThe article "A Stigma that Never Fades" is about the criminal justice system in America. It discusses life before a ...

(2 pages) 56 1 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The effects of mainstream school education upon a student with a disability or a special school education strengths and weaknesses.

independent living skills rather than focussing on curriculum only.Disadvantage of special schools :Stigmatizing the child with a disability isolating them from being around normal developing peers un ... ier community.Advantages of full time inclusion into an inclusive schoolsetting :Less isolation and stigma for families and children with disabilities the child attends the same school as thie peers, ...

(2 pages) 131 1 3.6 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Toyota Lexus Case Study- In relation to Toyota Lexus and their rival car brands in the New Zealand's luxury auto market

easure problem recognition if you were a marketing manager?3. How is Toyota seeking to overcome the stigma of being a Japanese car?4. I.D the individual, social and lifestyle influences that are likel ... sociate themselves from the mass market low price appeal of the Toyota range. Lexus has noticed the stigma attached with Japanese model cars in the luxury market, and have developed a new model (GS300 ...

(8 pages) 157 0 4.3 Sep/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Automotive Companies

Homelessness and The Dream Team

In Canada, homelessness is a rapidly growing social injustice. The stigma and degradation faced day after day by the homeless people of Toronto, is more than atrocious ...

(4 pages) 55 1 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community


Stigma and Everyday Resistance PracticesChildless Women in South India-This reading looks at married ... ey are childless.The author uses interviews and fieldwork to analyse married women's experiences of stigma when they are childless and their everyday resistance practices. Also the author looks at how ... are childless and their everyday resistance practices. Also the author looks at how they challenge stigma.The stigma theory predicts, childless women deviate from the "ordinary and natural" life cour ...

(3 pages) 33 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays